Ford Ranger Fun Facts

An all-new Ford Ranger debuts at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Following an eight-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger pickup truck makes its return. The new model was unveiled over the weekend at the Detroit auto show, coming in larger than before. It will join a segment … Read more

Nissan: Out With Juke, In With Kicks

Updated May 8, 2018, to include pricing details. New Kicks model debuts next June. Strange looks aside, the Nissan Juke was a fun little crossover, one of the first models of its kind. Since its 2011 debut, nearly every manufacturer has jumped in and with designs much more subdued than … Read more

Subaru Ascent: LA Auto Show Reveal

Ascent: All-new turbocharged 2.4-liter BOXER engine for Subaru’s largest model. The 2019 Subaru Ascent made has made its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the largest model ever produced by this once niche Japanese automaker. Available in seven- or eight-passenger configurations, the all-wheel-drive 2019 Ascent should keep Subaru … Read more

Live! From the 2017 Chicago Auto Show!

***Final Edition*** The third of four major North American auto shows gets underway this week when the Chicago Auto Show opens to the general public. Running from Feb. 11-20, this year’s show will once again be held at McCormick Place on South Lake Shore Drive. And this year I’ll be … Read more

LA Auto Show Now Includes AutoMobility LA

New Technology Pavilion launches this year. The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show adds a new component, AutoMobility LA, a four-day trade show in advance of the usual 10-day consumer auto show. In effect, the LA Auto Show is combining the show’s press and trade days with its previous Connected Car … Read more

This Week: Spring 2016 Charlotte AutoFair

The biannual Charlotte AutoFair returns this week, offering four jam-packed days of action for car lovers and thrill seekers alike. The Charlotte AutoFair is back and this spring’s show has a new sponsor: Pennzoil. Indeed, this American oil company and owner of Jiffy Lube, becomes the latest sponsor of this … Read more

Made Across America at the Washington Auto Show

One of my deepest pleasures in covering the auto industry is the pervasive influence it has on the US economy. Some Americans are under the impression that the industry’s best days are behind it, but that simply is not true — manufacturers, foreign and domestic, operate assembly plants in more … Read more

Live, From the Washington Auto Show!

America’s Public Policy Show. Today, yours truly is in Washington, DC, for the annual press day at the Washington Auto Show. DC’s show is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where parking is non-existent and people are expected to get there by mass transit or on foot. Go … Read more

10 Must See Models at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Just as the Rose Bowl is the Granddaddy of all the bowl games, the North American International Auto Show has similar prestige amongst the major automotive shows across the continent. The Detroit auto show isn’t the oldest, but its proximity to the heart of America’s automotive industry makes it the … Read more

Fiat 500X Marks the Spot

Third Fiat model arrives stateside next year. The Fiat brand is slowly taking hold in the US with two 500 variants currently serving the market. First, we had the tiny 500 and its multiple model lines, then the larger 500L followed. A third line, the Fiat 500X, was introduced this … Read more

Honda Debuts FCV Concept Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Honda’s newest green car will debut in 2016. Honda’s next generation fuel cell electric vehicle. Just as Toyota revealed its own fuel cell electric vehicle in advance of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda has unveiled its FCV Concept. Like most Honda concepts, the FCV Concept is based largely … Read more

Track Star: Cadillac ATS-V.R Race Car

Cadillac Racing releases its latest model. Last week, in advance of the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors released fresh information about the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe. The 450-horsepower compact luxury cruiser reflects the latest in performance models and will be outfitted with a sport-tuned suspension, Recaro performance seats, … Read more

Audi A6, A7 Revealed Ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

First look at two refreshed Audi models. There once was a time that car manufacturers would keep new product tightly under wraps until a big reveal such as at an important auto show. In recent years, manufacturers have been sending teaser shots out and in some cases revealing full products … Read more

Highlights of the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) is a biennial event held during even-numbered years at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The 2014 show is open to the public from October 4 through 19, with press days immediately preceding its launch. More than 50 car manufacturers are on hand … Read more

This Week: Fall 2014 Charlotte AutoFair

It may not be known as the “greatest show on earth” but the Charlotte AutoFair has its own notoriety amongst automotive enthusiasts. This week, from Thursday through Sunday (Sept. 18-21, 2014), the latest edition of the semiannual AutoFair gets under way. For more than three decades AutoFair has been drawing … Read more

Evade Terrorists With a BMW X5 Security Plus

What’s new at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon. An ordinary BMW X5 does not offer the protection of a security-enhanced model. It is a dangerous world out there. Drive-by shootings, carjackings and war zone weaponry can put you and your passengers at risk. For these reasons BMW provides a … Read more

Moscow: Datsun Makes a Splash With Its mi-DO Hatchback

What’s new at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon. The last time that the Moscow International Auto Salon (MIAS) was held the Datsun brand was a historical footnote in the annals of the automotive industry. That was 2012 — since then, Nissan revived the Datsun brand and is now selling … Read more

Looking Ahead: Moscow International Automobile Salon

And the show goes on. Moscow plays host to an important automotive event this month, the biennial Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS). This auto show is held on even numbered years and is slated to begin on August 29 and run through September 7, 2014. This year’s show will take … Read more

Chevrolet Trax Makes Five Chevy Utility Vehicles

A familiar silhouette receives Chevy garnishment. And then there were five. With the introduction of the Chevrolet Trax at the New York International Auto Show last week, the bow-tie brand will soon have five utility vehicles for customer perusal. The Chevy Trax is a subcompact model that has been sold … Read more

New York: 2015 Hyundai Sonata on Display

A midsize sedan with a large interior. The New York Auto Show is all about technology so it seemed fitting that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata would use that venue to showcase whats new from this Korean car manufacturer. The seventh generation Sonata was unveiled this week, a model replete with … Read more

2015 Toyota Camry Overhaul Breaks Cover

Best selling sedan receives a makeover. The current generation Toyota Camry rolled out for the 2012 model year, as mild of an update as you might find. The overall dimensions of the model remained the same and critics faulted Toyota for playing it safe as it sought to retain its … Read more